Published: September 01, 2015
UT’s Intramurals Program Named One of Nation’s BestThe University of Tampa’s intramural sports program has been named by BestColleges.com as one of the top 50 intramural programs in the nation.
Several factors were considered for the ranking, including efficient team/activity organization, number/frequency of programs offered, facilities and leadership.
According to the website, “for many schools, intramural sports have proven to be an effective method of promoting inclusion, acceptance, health and wellness amongst the student body.”
UT offers 32 categories of intramural sports and tournaments, 26 group fitness classes weekly, personal training services, off-campus recreational excursions and free bike rentals. In the last academic year, UT boasted 428 intramural teams comprised of 4,401 individuals. Additionally, more than 400 students were members of 13 club sport teams, which competed regionally and nationally.
Charles Yezak, director of campus recreation, acknowledged Chris Gottlick, assistant director of campus recreation, as well as the intramural student supervisors and employees, for their exceptional work ethic and commitment in providing UT’s student body with numerous opportunities to participate in organized, non-varsity individual, dual and team sports
“It is an honor to be recognized by BestColleges.com as one of the premier intramural sports programs in the nation,” Yezak added.
UT is the only Florida school on the list. Other national schools on the list include Drexel University, Rutgers, Kansas State and Amherst.